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Cat - Strymon melinus

Cat - Strymon melinus
Tavares, Lake County, Florida, USA
June 20, 2007
Size: 1/2" approx
Found this today feeding on seed/flower head of a Verbena brasiliensis.
It is bigger than the Cassius cats I found earlier. Could be Ceranus Blue or Gray Hairstreak?
This one is more brown, another was all red.

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Cat - Strymon melinus Cat - Strymon melinus

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This looks like a Strymon caterpillar to me,
and I think S. melinus is a good bet.

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Red one on same flower head

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